Climbing in Cima D'Asta

The uniqueness of Cima d’Asta lies in the quality of its rock: it is a singular granite island in the Dolomites and in the eastern Alps in general. Its compact and towering architectures of solid and pure granite, combined with massive and homogeneous formations such as slabs, dihedrals, ridges, and cracks, give climbers the keystone for performances so different from those accustomed to in the “Dolomites.” The type of climbing that these walls impose involves progressions with jamming techniques in cracks, friction on slabs, passages on small edges, and splits in the dihedrals. The dream of every climber…

Furthermore, another fundamental characteristic: here, the climber is away from the usual queues of the classic “popular” routes in the Dolomites and can enjoy the privileged atmosphere of the pioneering age, the silence of secluded places.

The S.A.T. Brentari refuge is a convenient presence just a few minutes from the southern wall dotted with towers, favorably exposed to the sun. On the southern bastion of Cima d’Asta, there are about thirty routes that have been opened since 1952. In recent years, the love and passion of local mountain guides and refuge managers who have taken turns running the refuge have increased and revitalized the mountaineering and sports interest in this area.

For more information, refer to the LAGORAI CIMA D’ASTA guide (climbing on the granite of the Dolomites) published by Edizioni versante sud. Conz-Tomio.

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